Monday, November 16, 2009

Wed, Nov 18 at 5 PM: Signing with Steve Shelley, author of Practical Guide to Stage Lighting, 2nd Edition at The Drama Book Shop

Time: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 5:00 p.m.
Location: The Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018
Title of Event: Signing with Steve Shelley, author of Practical Guide to Stage Lighting, 2nd Edition

Steve Shelley will be on-hand to sign copies of his essential Practical Guide to Stage Lighting, now in its second edition.

The new second edition highlights:
- Over 60 new topics and forums, including creating and negotiating contracts, technical rehearsal tactics, and working with stage managers, assistants and others during rehearsals.
- Learn what you’ll need to have for each phase of the project, from the load-in and programming the lighting console through the focus session to the cueing session, the tech rehearsals and (finally!) the performance.
- Get the trouble-shooting tips you need quickly with ‘Shelley’s Notes’ and ‘Shelley’s Soapbox’.
- Know what you’re getting into! Understand what affects your lighting design, such as the contract, the budget, the size of production, the schedule, and the performance facility.
- Learn from others’ mistakes! Real-life examples show what working in an array of productions is actually like!

Steven Louis Shelley has worked in theatre for over 35 years. He's been a lighting designer, production manager, and stage manager in New York City, throughout the United States, and on four continents. He's designed lighting On-Broadway and Off-Broadway, as well as concerts, television, regional theatre, and regional opera. Steve's work has also been seen at the Spoleto Festival USA, where he was the Lighting and Scenic Coordinator for 16 years. Steve is the inventor and patent holder of the award-winning Field Templates and SoftSymbols(

"If you are looking for esoteric design theory this is not the book for you. However, if you need a get-down-to-business, everything you think you need to know, nothing left out, lists of questions you should ask, answers you should consider, check lists, and the most extensive graphic layout of forms and focus information in any book, then this 2nd edition has answered all your questions and a bunch you didn't think you needed to know. You have got to have this book if you consider yourself a professional, period."--James Moody, author of Concert Lighting


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